There are 4 ways to get from Bournemouth to Brighton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton

$42 - $107

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Bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to Brighton National Express

$11 - $16

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Train via Pokesdown  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Pokesdown to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton

$44 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Brighton 95.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Brighton is to bus which costs £9 - £12 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Brighton is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road station and arriving at Brighton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Brighton via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Brighton is 77 miles. The road distance is 95.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £30 - £85.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Bournemouth to Brighton, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Bournemouth to Brighton train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Brighton is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs £30 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 76.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Bournemouth, England and Brighton, England?

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Brighton via Southampton Central in around 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bournemouth to Brighton once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Pokesdown to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators
National Express

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Bournemouth to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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Bournemouth to Brighton train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bournemouth to Brighton is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Bournemouth to Brighton.

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The nearest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick (LGW) Airport which is 22.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (46.7 miles), London City (LCY) (47.7 miles), London Luton (LTN) (73.8 miles) and London Stansted (STN) (75.8 miles).

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There are 686+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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